Emmaus Anglican Church is seeking to be formed to be God's people in and for the world - formed for mission.
In a world that is busy and loud, confused and ungrounded, where people are over-advertised, over-worked, over-scheduled, and over-connected (distracted), Emmaus is seeking to be a community that celebrates all that is good, beautiful and true in the world by living into the rhythms of the Kingdom of Heaven here and now.
Emmaus understands herself to be HISTORIC, THOUGHTFUL and LOVING:
Historic: We are Anglican and understand ourselves, in a very particular way, to be a part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. Our worship is grounded in the historic liturgy expressed in the Book of Common Prayer. We desire to faithfully worship the living God through Word and Sacrament in a way that brings Him honour, and in a way that shapes and forms us to be His people for the sake of the world.
Thoughtful: We recognize that today, perhaps more than ever, we need to learn to think rightly, humbly and wisely about God, ourselves, and His world. We desire for our worship of the Triune God to be thoughtful, to provide space for quiet and contemplation, and to honour God’s Holy Word. We want our worship to engage our minds and our hearts so that we know how to think critically, generously, and wisely as we seek to be God’s people for the sake of the world.
Loving: We desire to be a loving community. A community of people whose hearts are open to all (2 Cor. 6:11), and who practice generosity and hospitality in our gatherings, our homes and our neighbourhoods. We know that we can think all the right things, say all the right things, and do all the right things, but if we don’t have love we are nothing (1 Cor. 13).